Friday, December 7, 2018

Varsity boys’ basketball starts strong in pre-season game

By Matt Pascarella

The Windham Eagles hit the court for a pre-season game against Freeport on Friday, November 30 at the South Portland Community Center.

The Eagles took control immediately, scoring multiple times in the first half and maintaining a
Eric Weisser
comfortable lead with the score being 20 to 9. The team came out with high intensity and did not let that intensity drop. Windham had a solid defense, staying ahead of Freeport for all of the game, though Freeport was not far behind.

Windham was working well together and moving the ball around nicely, with fast passing and taking shots on Freeport’s basket. Dierhow Bol, #10, had a nice slam dunk and Eric Weisser, #20, sunk a three pointer at the buzzer to end the first half with Windham up 34-15.

Windham did not let up in the second half. They continued to move the ball around well. The Eagles kept their lead and had good offense and defense, with Windham keeping a ten-point lead for most of the second half.

Although Freeport got several turnovers against Windham; the Falcons couldn’t stop the Eagles with the final score 48-37. Top scorers included Bol and Chris Naylor, #25. Kaleb Cidre #5 and Sean Cunniffe #14 each sunk three pointers.

“Our guys are getting better every day,” commented Coach Chad Pulkkinen. “The guys were up off the bench...excited when players are sacrificing for the team, that’s what we want to be about. These guys are aiming that style of togetherness. We talk about it every day, to stick together no matter what and tonight...the players worked hard and I couldn’t be prouder of them with their effort.”
The boy’s first home games are Friday, December 7 against Cheverus with first team at 4 p.m., JV at 5:30 p.m. and varsity at 7 p.m.

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